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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch complete the Ice Bucket Challenge naked

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Today’s the day. Today is the day when the internet might actually implode. Not only has everyone’s favorite internet boyfriend, Benedict Cumberbatch, joined the trend and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he did it more than once … and one time, he did it naked.

After being nominated three times for the challenge, Cumberbatch completed it sitting down, in the shower, in a suit, on his motorcycle, and on his way to his car. In other words, he completed it in a T-shirt, naked, a suit, a leather jacket, and a white T-shirt.

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Here's Benedict Cumberbatch with a penguin

We could tell you that Benedict Cumberbatch is making his first-ever Comic-Con appearance this week.

We could explain that he’s a voice talent in the upcoming film The Penguins of Madagascar, which comes out in November.

But none of that is actually necessary to appreciate the simplicity of this photo. It’s Benedict Cumberbatch with a penguin, and that’s pretty much everything you need to know.

BBC didn't think Benedict Cumberbatch was sexy enough to play Sherlock Holmes

Cumberbitches, cover your eyes. You won’t like what you’re about to read.

According to Radio Times, Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat revealed at Monday’s Hay Festival that the BBC wasn’t always happy with his casting choices. Specifically: They didn’t think David Tennant was a sexy enough Casanova, and shockingly, they thought the same of Cumberbatch, who apparently lacked a certain sex appeal.

“They said of casting David Tennant as Casanova, ‘Damn, you should have cast someone sexier’,” Moffat said. “With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. ‘You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.'”

While it may make fans scream in protest, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve had this discussion. In EW’s cover story on the show, published this past January, writer Clark Collis chimed in on the Cumberbatch’s casting after talking to Moffat, Cumberbatch, and producer Sue Vertue: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce covers Time's '100 Most Influential People' issue

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Bow down.

The cover of Time‘s annual “100 Most Influential People” issue has been revealed — and its star is none other than Beyoncé.

As is tradition, each Most Influential pick is accompanied by a short explanation written by a famous admirer. In this case, Lean In creator Sheryl Sandberg weighs in on what makes Bey worthy of number one: “Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one,” Sandberg explains. “In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ appears to be ‘Watch me. I’m about to do it.’ Then she adds, ‘You can, too.'” READ FULL STORY

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet on stage in London

The world’s most famous Cumberbatch will play perhaps history’s most famous prince in a new stage production.

Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Hamlet in a mounting of William Shakespeare’s tragedy that will play London’s Barbican Theatre in the West End for a 12-week run from August through October 2015.

Veteran producer Sonia Friedman’s shingle is behind the production, which will be directed by Lyndsey Turner. Turner recently impressed Broadway with a technically innovative revival of Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal.

Cumberbatch last appeared on the West End stage in the National Theatre’s 2011 production of Frankenstein opposite Elementary star (and fellow Sherlock) Jonny Lee Miller, as directed by Danny Boyle.

Benedict Cumberbatch gets his own #GoodToBeBad Jaguar commercial

Benedict Cumberbatch knows a thing or two about playing bad. (And brilliant. And both.) So it was a no-brainer to have the Jaguar spokesman lend his voice to the luxury car company’s new “Good to Be Bad” ad campaign.

The voiceover spot comes on the heels of Jaguar’s devilishly fun Super Bowl commercial featuring Tom Hiddleston, Ben Kingsley, and Mark Strong as very bad men enjoying the good life (or at least enjoying British-made modes of transportation).

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10 things we learned from Benedict Cumberbatch's 'T Magazine' interview

Oh hey, look — your boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch scored another magazine cover and photoshoot! (We’d say he’s never looked better, but, uh, we’re kind of biased.)

The Cumbermeister’s latest interview isn’t exactly his most revealing ever, but it does include plenty of tasty tidbits about how his first major acting role, how the “accidental superstar” reacts to Cumbermania, and which animated character he thinks he bears a resemblance to. (Hint: It ain’t Prince Charming.) Here’s what we learned:

He’s still self-deprecating to a fault
“Why does anyone want to know my opinions?” he asks his interviewer at one point. “I’m not interested in reading my opinions.”

He’s in your computer, taking over your Internet
According to the article, last year, Cumberbatch was tweeted about a staggering 700,000 times. That’s a lot of name jokes.

He’s got a sense of humor about his unique look
“He says he looks ‘like Sid from Ice Age.'”

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'Sherlock' goes 'Man of Steel': Should heroes have a license to kill?

The Sherlock Holmes played by Benedict Cumberbatch is the most brilliant problem solver on television. The Sherlock Holmes played by Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary comes pretty close, but I give the edge to the “high functioning” sociopath with the “mind palace” in his head. (Now that’s some Intelligence.) The third and final installment of Sherlock’s third season challenged the master detective with a most vexing conundrum, a test of both imagination and morality, one that has become increasingly popular in our hero fiction of late: To kill or not to kill. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Mad about 'Sherlock'

What will fans of British detective shows, Benedict Cumberbatch, and/or super-cool long overcoats be doing this weekend? Why, that’s easy to deduce: They’ll be watching Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the long-awaited season 3 premiere of Sherlock, the updated revamp of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuthing tales which debuts on PBS’s Masterpiece this coming Sunday.

It’s been almost two years since the show was last on the air — which is a long time for fans to ponder just how Sherlock survived his seemingly fatal fall from a hospital roof in the season 2 finale. To mark Holmes’ return to our screens, EW visited with the Sherlock crew in London for a cover story that delves deep into this global phenomenon. Producer Sue Vertue reveals that Cumberbatch did not get the role because of his looks — “When we first cast him, people were saying, ‘You promised us a sexy one!'” — while Freeman reveals that he almost didn’t get cast as Watson at all. The show’s stars and creators preview season 3 which will first reunite our two heroes and find Holmes acting as best man at Watson’s wedding. “It’s going to hit people where they live,” says Freeman of the episode. Cumberbatch, meanwhile, discusses the season’s “chilling” new villain Charles Augustus Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen), and says he’s completely game to do more Sherlock after this season. Speaking of which, cocreator Steve Moffat tells EW that he and fellow Sherlock overlord Mark Gatiss already know what they want to do for season four. “We’re really excited about where we’re going with it,” says Moffat, who also talks about the future of his other show Doctor Who.
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Help us solve the mystery! Who's your favorite Sherlock Holmes? -- POLL

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes to the world in his 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet. Since then, the London-based detective best known for his logic, use of disguises, and overall ability to solve just about anything has been portrayed on screens both big and small. From Basil Rathbone’s 1930’s version of the character, featuring his signature pipe, to Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent adaptation, every Sherlock has a little something different to offer its audience.

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